Articles of Interest

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Congressional Quarterly Players: Matt Mayer Girds for the Main Battle on Capitol Hill When the War Game Ends (April 5, 2006)

Politicians Must Ensure the Temporary Worker Program Has an Enforceable Exit (May 17, 2007)

Federalism Necessitates That Congress Put the Brakes on Passing the Proposed Comprehensive Immigration Reform Legislation (June 2, 2007)

Backing a Winner: The Weak Horse, the Long War, and the Road Ahead (August 2007)

Arguments for Longer Term Limits Disproved by What the Data Show (August 3, 2007)

U.S. Should Import Brazil's Ethanol (August 17, 2007)

History and the Holocaust (August 25, 2007)

Liberals Are Now Progressives (Again) (September 20, 2007)

Public-employee Unions Work Against Public Good (October 3, 2007)

Larry Sabato Doesn't Understand the Constitution (October 19, 2007)

Grover Norquist Is Wrong on Fix to Inheritance Politicians (November 30, 2007)

Obama Doubles Down Against History (August 28, 2008)

Obama, Palin, and Their Sixteen Years of Experience (September 1, 2008)

Three Fundamental Economic Questions for Senator Obama (October 1, 2008)

Atlantisch Perspectief: Obama's Victory Must Be Bigger Than the Moment (December 2008)

Governors Should Demand That Harry Reid Respect the Constitution (January 5, 2009)

The Lost Decade: Reevaluating the False Booms of the Clinton and Bush Years (January 12, 2009)

Tightening Immigration Laws Would Help Economy (February 27, 2009)

Rep. Combs' E-Verify Bill Needed to Protect Jobs (May 29, 2009)

Book: Homeland Security and Federalism: Protecting America from Outside the Beltway (with Foreward by the Honorable Edwin Meese III) (June 2009)

Local Author Shares Lessons on Homeland Security (July 8, 2009)

Author Says Antiterrorism Efforts Better If Based Locally (July 12, 2009)

"Reform" in Washington, Harm in Ohio (October 9, 2009)

Ohio's Budget Needs Big Fix (December 24, 2009)

State of the State: Two Decades of Weak Job Growth and Skyrocketing Government Costs Pose Daunting Challenges for Ohioans (February 2010)

Ohio Job Climate Even Worse Than We Thought (March 14, 2010)

The Mystery of the Third Frontier (April 28, 2010)

The Need for Levy Reform in Ohio-Conversion Levy: One Vote, Permanent Tax Increases (Foreward) (May 2010)

The Grand Bargain Is Dead: The Compensation of State Government Workers Far Exceeds Their Private-Sector Neighbors (Menu of Cost Savings) (July 2010)

LeBron Isn't Only Ohioan to Migrate South (July 25, 2010)

Ohio Needs to Focus on Regulatory Reform (August 8, 2010)

School Taxes Up, Accountability Down (August 10, 2010)

Real Ohio Leaders Wouldn't Wait to Fix the Budget (October 5, 2010)

Response to the Ohio Police & Fire Pension Fund regarding Dipped in Gold (October 22, 2010)

A Final Word on the DROP Program and Our Report (November 12, 2010)

Atlantisch Perspectief: Of Waxed Wings--Obama's Reality Check After the Midterm Elections (December 2010)

The Grand Bargain Is Still Dead (December 31, 2010)

Time for Ohio's Leaders to be Bold (January 16, 2011)

Six Principles for Fixing Ohio (February 2011)

Appendix to Six Principles for Fixing Ohio (February 2011)

FEMA Is Big Drain on Ohio's Tax Dollars (February 8, 2011)

Testimony on Collective Bargaining Before Senate Insurance, Commerce & Labor Committee (February 15, 2011)

Cherry Picking Comparisons to Get a Pre-Determined Result: A Short Response to the Economic Policy Institute's (EPI) Report "Are Ohio Public Employees Over-Compensated?" (February 18, 2011)

Public-sector Workers Not Meant for Unions (February 27, 2011)

A Short Response to the Innovation Ohio Report “Ohio Teachers and Collective Bargaining: An Analysis” (February 28, 2011)

Too Fed-Centric (March 10, 2011)

Governor John Kasich's 2012-2013 State Budget: Big Strides Made in Some Programs, But Missed Opportunities Undermine His Message (March 17, 2011)

Foes' Sincerity on Collective Bargaining Reform Hollow (April 12, 2011)

Ohio Education Association Encourages Teachers to Indoctrinate Ohio's Kids (May 5, 2011)

An Analysis of Senate Bill 5: Restoring Taxpayer Rights in the Public Workplace as Local Governments Seek Higher Taxes (May 5, 2011)

Public Pensions Must Move to 401(k) Plans (May 8, 2011)

Right Should Hope Jeb Bush Rethinks 2012 Race (May 10, 2011)

OPERS Ignores Its Own Statements and Misleads the Public (May 13, 2011)

Top Ten Myths About Collective Bargaining Reform and Senate Bill 5 (May 19, 2011)

Reforming Ohio's Tax System (June 19, 2011)

Five More Myths About Collective Bargaining Reform and Senate Bill 5 (June 27, 2011)

Out-of-Whack: Egregious Examples of Government Compensation Packages (July 2011)

Needed from DHS: An Institutional Commitment to Change (July 2011)

Term Limits Not the Problem--Party Sway Is (July 16, 2011)

Unemployment Rates Don't Tell the Whole Story (July 29, 2011)

Testimony on Tax Expenditures Before the Ohio House Tax Structure Study Committee (August 29, 2011)

Are We Safer? (September 8, 2011)

What I Remember (September 8, 2011)

Testimony on Technology Innovation Before House Technology in State Government Committee (September 20, 2011)

State Would Do Better If Workers Were Free to Choose (March 1, 2012)

The Flaws in Kasich's Tax Plan (April 8, 2012)

Final Ohio Election Predictions (November 5, 2012)

What Happened in Ohio Part I: Ohio's Primary Foreshadowed Problems

What Happened in Ohio Part II: United We Win, Divided We Fall

What Happened In Ohio Part III: About that Ground Game

What Happened in Ohio Part IV: The Impact of JINOs

What Happened in Ohio Part V: Issues: Hearts Versus Minds

What Happened in Ohio Part VI: The Rest of the Story

What Happened in Ohio, Part VII: We Must Fight Smarter If We Want to Win

What Happened in Ohio, Parts I-VII